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Re: [grouper-users] provisioning to Google Apps

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  • From: Scott Koranda <>
  • To: David Langenberg <>
  • Cc: grouper-users <>
  • Subject: Re: [grouper-users] provisioning to Google Apps
  • Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:13:38 -0500

Hi David,

Thanks for the note.

> The other thing I've noticed when pushing tons of changes into Google is the
> connections can be unstable, almost as if they just down servers at random.
> Furthermore, you really can't trust what google has to say about a
> provisioning status for about 24 hours. Most of the time it's accurate, but
> they definitely seem to be working on an eventually-consistent model. If you
> happen to crash & re-connect to a node that hasn't gotten all your updates
> your app will quickly get confused. What we eventually wound up doing is
> maintaining state on our end as to whether G returned a success code or not
> for the user. If we got success, we would just trust it & not re-verify
> that account for 24 hours. Now, they have deprecated the provisioning API
> and I have yet to try their new Directory API, so I hope that one behaves
> better.

Thanks, this information is quite helpful. I expect I will be in touch
again soon.

We do expect to use the new Directory API and will be happy to report
back to the group.



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